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CMS+blog with Thematic - Custom post types or just categories?

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  • Started 10 years ago by Baratgab
  • Latest reply from tarpontech
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  1. Baratgab
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    I would like to ask for some advice about creating a CMS site with Thematic. Basically I already designed the site via a child theme, but now I'm very confused about the content structure options, and that which one is the best to use with Thematic.

    My goal is to build a site that contains translations of articles and essays in two or three separate categories – without commenting. And I would like to present this content by a static framework of descriptive pages. Besides this the site should also contain a separate blog for personal experiences and other stuff - with commenting.

    But with the new features of WordPress 3.0 I just feel even more confused... Should I use custom post types and/or custom taxanomies for the main content (to separate it from the blog posts)? Which is the easier to implement with Thematic? Which is the better in terms of having a clear permalink structure?

    I'm really worried about making the wrong choice and then having to do a lot of extra work for redesigning the content and possibly even the permalink structure... I don't have much experience with CMS use, so any advice would be highly appreciated.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. To keep your articles separated from the blog, custom Taxonomies would be the better long-term approach IMO. If you are looking to create a different look/feel for the different article pages and blog pages, you'd have a pretty decent work-load just doing it with categories. Using custom Tax won't be any more work, really, and will give you some pretty powerful flexibility as the site grows.

    Posted 10 years ago #

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